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Port of Oakland sees 95% emissions reduction with hybrid cranes

The Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal said it has cut diesel emissions from all 13 of its massive yard cranes by 95% after retrofitting them with hybrid electric engines. Terminal operator Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) estimates that the project will eliminate about 1,200 metric tons of GHG emissions annually from each crane.

Port of Oakland sees 95% emissions reduction with hybrid cranes

The Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal said it has cut diesel emissions from all 13 of its massive yard cranes by 95% after retrofitting them with hybrid electric engines. Terminal operator Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) estimates that the project will eliminate about 1,200 metric tons of GHG emissions annually from each crane.

Port of Oakland imports increase 1.9% in June

Port of Oakland loaded import volume grew 1.9% last month from June 2019, according to data released. The gain was unexpected given that shipping lines canceled 10% of their scheduled Oakland visits due to the trade-related impact of COVID-19.

Cancelled sailings increase ports’ declines

Ports globally are experiencing the impact of the economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with many shippers and ports forecasting declines to increase in the coming weeks.

Port of Oakland: Dockworker dies after falling from ship

A longshore worker fell to his death from the deck of a container ship while at berth at the US Port of Oakland. The Port expressed its condolences and said the fatal accident was under investigation by local authorities.

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